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Collocutor / Instead / On The Corner

Nick Woodmansey, Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, On The Corner, Collocutor, Emantive, Tamar Osborn,

Upright bass, modal horns, woodwinds, and Afro percussion. Like Mop Mop but more spiritual, cosmic. I didn`t know that people made records like this anymore.

Players miked so close that you can hear the intake of breath. Tuareg Psyche tunings. Kel Tamashek dervishes turning. A nocturnal Tom Waits, still drinking, still believing in the glamour of the great American drunk. Pulling on trouble`s braids. Two dollar pistols. Jockeys full of Bourbon. Moonlight striped by the bars of a Cuban jail. Hard Bop trumpet on funky Lagos roads. Honking marches that evolve into high-pitched stampedes. Fire escape shadows cast on West Side stories. Benzedrine fuelled poets and chancers, all dreamers, writing of the night, the excitement, of possibility. Kaa-like arabesques. New Orleans Voduon hallucinations. A screaming guitar freakout.

On the remix front, both of which I think are only available digitally, Al Dobson Jr. `s herbal infusion has the studio kind cloudy, the stink of skunk sunk in “Agama”`s groove, trodding, as Fela jams with Ra, while Antoine Abayomi revs “Archaic Morning” into a carnival jump-up that wouldn`t be out of place on Auntie Flo.

You can buy the digital over at Bandcamp.

Nick Woodmansey, Test Pressing, Review, Dr Rob, On The Corner, Collocutor, Emantive, Tamar Osborn,  Al Dobson Jr.

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